13 Dec 2010
John Cooper Clarke live @ The Scala 19 Dec 
John Cooper Clarke (no relation) makes a welcome return to London with a gig at the Scala in London's King's Cross this Sunday 19 December 2010 on the back of his latest jaunt around the country.

Trevor Johnson has designed some Johnny Clarke t-shirts and these are set to be on sale on the night.

Support comes from Ronnie Golden and tickets priced £17.50 (adv) from TicketWeb. Doors open at 7pm.

The tour continues in the New Year - see dates below.

2011 itinerary

29 Jan - 29.01.11 Arches, Glasgow
12 Feb - Globe, Cardiff
13 Feb - Sub 89, Reading
2 Apr - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
3 Apr - Phoenix, Exeter
18 Jun - The Junction, Cambridge

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